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Subject Files, 1980-1995


Scope and Content Note

The first file in the Subject Files series consists of biographical information about Purdy, and includes his curriculum vita and various articles written about Purdy. The remainder of the series is alphabetically arranged and contains information on Purdy’s involvement in various national and international projects, committees, and workshops. The Coastal Ocean Dynamics workshop materials contain copies of Purdy’s paper, "The Use of Modern Seismic Methods to Measure the Shear Strength of the Uppermost 50M of the Continental Shelf Sediments" (box 1, f. 33). There is multichannel seismic workshop information with related materials in the NECOR files (box 1, ff. 24-25). The ‘Romanche’ folders contain materials relating to a proposal and joint project on equatorial fracture zone by Purdy, and S.C. Solomon, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There is a Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI) proposal for developing a Downhole Measurements program as part of JOI’s US Science proposal for the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP). Material on guest investigator Professor Joe Cann includes his collaboration, teaching and lectures during 1986 (box 1, f. 2), and information on the hydrothermal vent program with materials and reports by him. There is also information on WHOI Friends of Vents meetings (box 1, f. 36). The series also contains course material (box 1, f. 19).


  • 1980-1995

Language of Materials

From the Record Group: The records are in



Open: materials are available for research.


1 box (1.25 lin. ft.)


Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Repository Details

Part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Data Library and Archives Repository